When: Thu., June 7, 7 & 9 p.m. 2018
Marc Cary is one of those rare pianists that are as in demand as sidemen as they are leaders. Singer Abbey Lincoln kept him in the piano seat for 12 years, and he also accompanied vocal legends Betty Carter and Carmen McRae. Marc’s sidemen are drummer Victor Lewis, a veteran who has played with Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Abbey Lincoln, Art Farmer, Hubert Laws, David Sanborn, Carla Bley, Kenny Barron, and Bobby Hutcherson. Bassist David Ewell, a graduate of Berkeley High School’s star-making jazz program, has been a member of Marc’s Focus Trio for around 10 years.